Samoan Studies / Fa'asamoa

Samoan Studies / Fa'asamoa is about Samoa – its history, culture, politics, literature, art, music, etc.

Studying in this area involves learning about the historical and contemporary experiences of people in Samoa.

Samoan Studies / Fa'asamoa usually also involves learning at least some Samoan language.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Knowledge about Samoa is useful for a variety of careers (involving other qualifications too).

  • Translator or interpreter
  • Samoan language teacher
  • International businessperson
  • Diplomat
  • Foreign affairs analyst
  • Business consultant
  • Trade advisor
  • Politician
  • Journalist
  • Writer
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

140% of national
median earnings


Employment

64%
Employed
3%
Unemployed
25%
Further study
8%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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